Data protection is important to us, and we take it very seriously. We rely on trustworthy cooperation with you and make every effort to fully satisfy you - this naturally also applies to the handling of your personal data. With these data protection provisions, we would like to inform you regarding how your personal data are processed. Therefore, please take the following information into consideration
1. Responsible controller
The operator of this website and the responsible controller in terms od data protection is:
Erwin Busch GmbH
Große Allee 84
34454 Bad Arolsen
2. General information on processing personal data
We process your personal data in compliance with the data protection laws of the Federal Republic of Germany and the European General Data Protection Regulation. In no case will we forward your personal data to third parties for advertising or marketing purposes without your consent.
As an international company, we work together with external service providers. To the extent that processed data contain personal content, corresponding contractual agreements and organizational measures have been enacted according to applicable law which ensure the security of your data.
In our company, compliance with legal regulations and this policy is monitored by our data protection officers. Our employees are trained to handle personal data and have committed in writing to comply with data protection regulations.
As a general rule, our website can be used without providing personal data. Insofar as personal data (name, address or email addresses, for example) are collected, this is always on a voluntary basis whenever possible.
We draw your attention to the fact that data transmission via the Internet (e.g. when communicating by e-mail) may involve gaps in security. We attempt to protect your data from unauthorized access by third parties by means of precautions such as pseudonymization, data economy, observing deletion periods and in consideration of the current state of the art technology. Despite these protective measures, however, we cannot completely rule out unlawful processing by third parties.
3. Data collection and processing in case of access from the Internet
When you visit our website, our web servers save each access temporarily to a log file. The following data are entered and saved until automated deletion:
- Anonymized IP address of the requesting computer
- Date and time of the access
- Name and URL of the called data
- Report whether the call was successful
- Identification data of the used browser and operating system
- Webseite, from which the access is carried out
- Name of your Internet access provider
These personal data are not processed beyond the cases indicated above, unless you explicitly consent to further processing.
4. Purpose of the data use
In accordance with the principle of data avoidance and data economy of the General Data Protection Regulation, we only collect personal data on our website when it is either required for your desired purpose, we are obligated to do so due to legal regulations or contracts, if we have a legitimate interest and/or if you voluntarily give us your consent.
When entering personal or business data (e.g. email address, name, address), the disclosure of your data is performed on an explicitly voluntary basis.
We process your contact and business related data based on statutory regulations in connection with existing or pending business relationships. In addition, with your input, you declare your consent for the data entered to be collected, processed or used for the purpose designated by you. We process and save your provided data only as long as required for the intended purpose and delete these after fulfilling the purpose or after expiration of the respective retention periods. Collection, processing or use does not occur for any other purpose. Your consent for data use can be revoked at any time with effect for the future. Provided that you refuse the use of the data, we hereby inform you that our services may only be usable to a limited degree.
In order to provide you with a comprehensive offer, your data will be transmitted and used within the B. Braun Group.
The following are possibilities of how we can use the data:
Due to statutory regulations:
- Execution of our General Terms and Conditions
- Management of our business
- Protection from or determination of possible fraudulent transactions
Owing to contractual purposes:
- Payment processing for purchases and other services
- Processing of your application documents
Due to your consent:
- Making contact
- If permissible by law, delivery of user-specific, unsolicited offers and information about the products and services of ALMO
- Surveys on our websites
Owing to our legitimate interest:
- Determination of the effectiveness of our advertising
- Development of new products and services
- Analysis of the use of our products, services and websites
- Knowledge, how you reached our website
Your personal data are processed solely on the basis of statutory permission or your consent (Article 6(1)(a) GDPR). Your consent to processing can be revoked at any time with effect for the future. Your consent to the processing of your personal data may be required in various cases:
6. Term of storage
Your data are stored by ALMO only as long as they are required for certain purposes. Consequently, your data are erased by ALMO if and when:
- the relevant legal basis for the processing of your data no longer exists,
- the purpose of processing of your data no longer exists,
- you withdraw your consent to the processing of your data,
- a legal obligation makes it necessary to erase them, or
- you have objected to the processing of your personal data,
unless storage periods stipulated by law apply. For example, the German Fiscal Code (AO) and Commercial Code (HGB) provide for certain storage periods. ALMO cannot erase your data on a final basis until these periods have elapsed.
This does not apply to data whose erasure would involve disproportionate effort. In cases like these, ALMO is deemed to have a legitimate interest within the meaning of Article 6(1)(f) GDPR in storing your data.
7. Protection of minors
Children and people under the age of 18 normally do not transmit personal data to us without the consent of their parents or legal guardians. We do not request personal data from children and we affirm that we do not collect personal data from children, nor do we use it in any way or disclose it to third parties without authorization.
8. Transmission of data via the Internet
The Internet is a globally open platform. Due to the Internet's inherent mode of operation and the systemic risks involved, any data transmissions are made at your own risk. For your security we exclusively offer our services via the encrypted transmission channel.
The website of ALMO may contain links to third-party websites over whose content ALMO has no influence. After you click a link, you leave the sphere of responsibility of ALMO. Processing of data thereafter no longer takes place within the sphere of influence of ALMO.
Our websites also use so-called cookies. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser. They do not cause any damage to your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies serve to make our offering more user-friendly, effective and secure. Some cookies (so-called "functional cookies", e.g. for language settings and ordering processes) are those that are absolutely necessary to ensure essential functions of the website. Without these, the website cannot be used as intended.
There are two different types of cookies:
Transient cookies: Most of the cookies we use are so-called "transient cookies", in particular "session cookies". These cookies are automatically deleted after the end of your visit. They enable us to recognise your browser when you return to our website within the same session.
Persistent cookies: Other cookies, so-called "persistent cookies", are only automatically deleted from your end device after a predefined period of time (which varies depending on the type of cookie).
11. Security Measures
We have taken extensive precautions to protect the security of your data. The data transmitted to us that you have entered e.g. in HTML websites (contact forms) are transmitted in an encrypted form (SSL - Secure Socket Layer) via the public data network to ALMO, where they are saved and processed.
This website uses an SSL encryption for reasons of security and for the protection of the transmission of confidential contents, such as for example the inquiries that you send us as the website operator. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the fact that the address line of the browser changes from "http://" to "https://" and by the lock symbol in your browser line.
If the SSL encryption is activated the data, which you transmit to us, cannot be read by third parties.
12. Forwarding of data to third parties
Your personal data will not be forwarded to third parties (thus outside of the B. Braun Group), unless you have granted us your corresponding prior consent.
In addition, service providers are involved in the work for the initiation and processing of the contracts, such as for example IT service providers or the hosting service provider for the website. These companies operate for B. Braun within the framework of a so-called order processing and may only use the personal data according to our instructions.
13. Processing of application data
When you apply to us by email, we process the information we receive from you as part of the application process, e.g. by letter of application, CV, references, correspondence, telephone or verbal information. Your data will initially be processed exclusively for the purpose of the application procedure. If your application is successful, it will be used in your personnel file and for the execution and termination of the employment relationship and deleted in accordance with the regulations applicable to personnel files. If we are currently unable to offer you employment, we will continue to process your data for up to six months after the cancellation has been sent in order to defend ourselves against possible legal claims, in particular due to alleged discrimination in the application process.
We have concluded a contract with Adobe for the contract data processing and implement the strict stipulations of the German data protection authorities in full when using Adobe Analytics.
15. Social Media
ALMO maintains its own sites on various social networks in order to enable dialogue with interested users or clients and be able to inform these groups about the ALMO product portfolio. ALMO does not process any user data in social networks itself, and can only analyze and use the data that have been anonymized by Facebook, for example. In the process, user data may be transferred to countries outside the European Union. It should, however, be pointed out that U.S. companies that have Privacy Shield certification ensure European levels of data protection. In addition, the user data collected are processed for marketing purposes, for example to define target groups and then display advertising materials to these groups on a targeted basis on the relevant social media platform. To make this possible, the social network/the relevant provider of the social network frequently stores cookies that contain the users’ online behavior, interests and similar. Use profiles on the relevant platforms can also contain data that are stored irrespective of the device. The legal basis for this kind of data processing is the legitimate interest of ALMO in functional, stable communication with users via the respective online presence.
16. Your rights as a data subject
You always have the right of access (Art. 15 GDPR) to your personal data, their origin and recipients and the purpose of data processing, free of charge, as well as a right to rectification (Art. 16 GDPR),, erasure (Art. 17 GDPR) or to restriction of processing of these data (Art. 18 GDPR). Furthermore, you have the right to obtain the personal data relating to you that you have provided to a responsible party, in a structured, common and machine-readable format (right to data portability Art. 20 GDPR).
You may also revoke a consent (right to object Art. 21 GDPR) granted by you for the processing and use of your data, which is not necessary owing to a superordinate legal regulation or directly for the processing of an existing contractual relationship, at all times. In this respect and with regard to further questions relating to the topic of personal data you can contact us at the address stated in the imprint. Upon request, we will inform you in writing if and which personal data we have stored about you, in accordance with applicable law.
17. Your contacts for data protection matters
If you have questions regarding the processing of your personal data, you may directly contact our data protection officer and his team, who are also available for information requests, applications or complaints:
B. Braun Melsungen AG
17.1. Your right to information
In accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation, our customers have a right to information about their saved data, free of charge. Upon request, we will inform you in writing if and which personal data we have stored about you, in accordance with applicable law.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at the e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org.
17.2. Your right to lodge a complaint at a regulatory authority
In the event of a complaint, you can contact the designated regulatory authority:
The data protection officer in Hesse
18. Accessibility of the data privacy policies
You can retrieve and print these data privacy policies from any ALMO website using the link "Data privacy.”
Status: March 2020